First and foremost, you should take your time and treat yourself well during your recovery. Recovery takes time and it’s important that you let yourself rest and recuperate. This can feel difficult if any ongoing symptoms are ‘hidden’. If you’re having a hard time controlling your mood, here are some things that can help you take better control of your emotions and feelings.
Simple lifestyle factors can have a big effect on mood. If you’re experiencing prolonged COVID, limit your alcohol intake, choose a balanced diet, get enough sleep, and get some exercise (depending on your fitness).
Reaching out to family and friends through phone calls, video calls, or text messaging can help improve your mood. If you don’t find the strength to continue with your routine, take small steps. Try to do small, achievable activities that will give you a sense of enjoyment and accomplishment.